New to Telus: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), the latest entry to the Galaxy A series, features refinements which deliver beautiful design, powerful performance, and smart convenience. It’s the first in the series to receive an IP68 rating for dust intrusion and water submersion. Pricing on a two year term is $0 on Premium Plus or $50 on Premium Smartphone. No Term pricing is $500. For an in-depth review click here.


 

Reasons to buy

  • Take it anywhere: The Galaxy A5 is the first in the A series of Samsung devices to achieve an IP68 rating. It’s dust tight and water resistant; customers can safely use it in wet conditions.
  • Better photos: The 16MP front and rear cameras are designed to shoot photos that are both bright and clear, even in low-light environments. And, the new Floating Camera button makes it easier to take one-handed selfies.
  • Smart and sleek design: Crafted with premium metal and glass, the Galaxy A5 seamlessly fuses 3D glass and a metal frame with a modern finish. The camera sits flush against the back and the Home button is more recessed, completing its sleek design. It’s both attractive and affordable.

 

Specifications:

  • Screen: 5.2” FHD Super AMOLED (1920×1080)
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Internal memory: 32GB
  • Expandable memory: Up to 256GB
  • Camera:
    • Front: 16MP
    • Rear: 16MP
  • SIM card: Nano SIM

What’s in the box?

  • Samsung Galaxy A5
  • Stereo headset
  • Travel adapter
  • Data cable (Type-C)
  • Ejection pin
  • Quick Start guide

Check out this article for more excellent information on the A5!

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017), Galaxy A7 (2017): Hands-on and first impressions

 

 

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“What does the consumer want today when it comes to smartphones? Good looks, features, great camera and a price tag which makes it worth the purchase. If one broadly classifies, there is a section of consumers which prefers budget smartphones that can be used for a small amount of time and then upgraded as desired without burning a hole in the pocket. The second category absolutely swears by the premium price tag and treats the device like a child for a significant number of years and upgrading only when there is a dire need. Then there is a third category, which somewhere lies between the budget or mid-range and premium segment. Apologies for stereotyping here, but similar to how the structure of upper middle class families works, these range of upper mid-range smartphones also offer a gorgeous architecture, aping the premium segment, while keeping the costs controlled by not being over ambitious with specs”

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Introducing the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

Introducing the Google Pixel and Pixel XL

The Pixel and Pixel XL are two new phones soon to be available. They have entirely been designed by Google, and feature a bunch of cool and useful Google-based features, built right in to the phone itself.

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New Features

One of the core features of the Pixel phones is what is being called the Google Assistant, an updated take on the Ok Google feature included with some of the newer Android phones. You can access the Assistant by saying ‘Ok Google’ out loud, or by holding down on the home button. According to Google, the more you use it, the more useful it gets.

Google has also stated that anyone buying a Pixel will also receive unlimited storage for all of their photos and videos, all stored at full resolution online in Google Photos. This will greatly help reduce the amount of storage space normally taken up by your photos, allowing you to save more of what really matters to you to your device, like apps and music.

The phone also features Rapid Charge technology via the the reversible USB Type-C charger, giving you up to 7 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. And when you aren’t using your phone, Doze automatically puts it into a sleep state to extend your battery life.

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Specs

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the more important specifications of the Pixel phones, including screen size, battery capacity and weight:

Pixel

  • Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Screen: 5.0” FHD AMOLED display (1920×1080)
  • Camera: Rear: 12.3MP camera
  • Front: 8MP
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 2.15 Ghz + 1.6 Ghz, 64 Bit Quad-Core processor
  • Battery: 2770 mAh
  • Internal Memory: 32GB
  • Weight / Dimensions: 143g / 143.84mm x 69.54mm x 7.31mm

Pixel XL

  • Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Screen: 5.5” QHD AMOLED display (2560×1440)
  • Camera: Rear: 12.3MP camera
  • Front: 8MP
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 2.15 Ghz + 1.6 Ghz, 64 Bit Quad-Core processor
  • Battery: 3450 mAh
  • Internal Memory: 32GB
  • Weight / Dimensions: 168g/ 154.72 x 75.74 x 7.31mm

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More Info

If you’d like a more detailed review of the new Pixel phones, check out MobileSyrup’s detailed article, detailing specs and hands on impressions.

For info on the available pricing of the phones through Telus, here’s a link for that as well. The phones are set to be released by Google on October 20th, with availability in-store soon to follow.